Daisy allows Susanna and Lisa to stay at her house for a night, and Lisa torments her relentlessly about her new life and her condition that put her in the hospital in the first place. Daisy kills herself the next day, causing Lisa to leave and Susanna to go back to the hospital, where she starts to put real effort into getting better. When Lisa is caught and returned to the hospital, the two have a confrontation that leads to Lisa being put int... ... middle of paper ... ...ioned in the book are missing from the movie, such as Georgina's boyfriend Wade. The endings are also different, the original novel's ending is much less clear and ambiguous than the movie's ending, which wraps up nicely (Geller). The movie was not very faithful to the original source material, but because of the way the original novel was written some changes had to be made in order to make a coherent film.
Young adults in high school and college face a constant bombardment of questions and opinions about their plans for the future, which only makes it harder to choose between multiple possibilties. Sylvia Plath weaves these confused, lost feelings into her autobiographical fictional novel The Bell Jar. The highly motivated main character, Esther Greenwood, wins a scholarship to work at a magazine over the summer, but during the internship, she realizes that she does not know who she wants to be anymore. Rapidly descending into suicidal depression, the empty Esther travels to a mental hospital and eventually recovers, reborn as a confident, independent woman. Esther initially plays many roles for others; however, her identity crumbles when these contrasting lifestyles collide, for she cannot reach selfhood until she realizes that she can only be herself.
Early on in the date, Esther knew she didn’t like him very much, and he ended up assaulting her. Esther was torn inside, and the next day she decided to go home to New England. When her mom picks her up, she told Esther of the news that she was not accepted into the writing program she worked so hard to apply to. Over the next few weeks, Esther becomes depressed. She refuses to bathe, and she wears the same clothes over and over.
Esther finds herself unable to concentrate and perform daily tasks. Therefore she decides to undergo a few sessions with Dr. Gordon, a psychiatrist, and even undergoes treatments of electroshock therapy. As the depression sinks in, Esther becomes obsessive about suicide, and tries to kill herself by crawling into the cellar where she subsequently ingested a bottle of sleeping pills. Esther's attempt fails and she is taken to a city hospital, and then over to a private psychiatric institution by the intervention of a benefactor. As Esther begins to recover, she develops a close relationship with her psychiatrist Dr. Nolan, and eventually leaves the hospital as a transformed woman.
She tries to cut her wrists, but cannot. She tries to hang herself, but cannot find a place to hang the rope. In a desperate attempt to end her life she takes a large amount of sleeping pills and hides in a crawl space in her basement. But, she survives and awakes in a hospital. She remains uncooperative until Philomena Guinea, a wealthy woman who also gave Esther her college scholarship, pays for Esther to go into a private hospital.
A Compare and Contrast Character Analysis of "The Story of an Hour" and "Initiation" Fighting for independence can be irritating. In the story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, Louise Mallard finds out her husband has died due to a supposed train accident. She goes to her room to grieve, but in the process, finds a new-found freedom. After her sister pulls her out of the room, Louise goes downstairs to find her husband standing at the door, alive which caused her not to be. In the story "Initiation" by Sylvia Plath, Millicent finds herself in a high school sorority where she is bossed around in many ways by older girls.
Susanna was above eighteen years of age when she was diagnosed and the movie did not give details on the onset for the disorder. My rational for assigning this diagnosis are as follow: Criterion 1) frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment; when Lisa, who was her sociopath friend in the movie, was moved to a different ward after she drugged a nurse when she tried to escape; Susanna had a hissy fit with the staffs screaming and demanding to know where her friend was located. She was so worried and viewed her friend as “all that she had left”. Susanna looked like she was having a mental break down because of fear of losing Lisa. Criterion 2) pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation; Susanna idealizes her friend Liza’s
She was forced to leave Laurel, Mississippi because of her affair with a young student. Soon after Blanche arrives in New Orleans at the Kowalski apartment and eventually reveals that she is completely destitute. She avoids reality, preferring to live in her own imagination. As the play progresses, Blanche’s instability grows along with her misfortune. Stanley sees through Blanche and finds out the details of her past, destroying her relationship with his friend Mitch.
The book follows her experience being addicted to the “monster” and the consequences that come with it such as hurting her friends and loved ones. The book ends with the teen becoming pregnant due to a product of rape. Glass, the second book in the series, starts off with Kristina, also known by her "alter ego" Bree, has the baby. She names her baby Hunter Seth. Kristina being clean during her pregnancy, quickly relapses and her life slowly starts to crumble around her.
That is exactly how society can be described when looking at dysfunctional families in literature.... ... middle of paper ... ...to challenge the roles of the family. Dysfunctional families, thoughts and situations exist in all societies, including our own, such as the perception of what is “the right figure” for women in today’s world. Regardless the situation, dysfunction exists and it’s whether it’s welcomes or overcame that matters. It is said that “those of us who have grown up in dysfunctional families, know that each challenge comes with new opportunities” The Good Stuff From Growing Up In a Dysfunctional Family, Karen Casey. Overall, dysfunctional families are found in literature and add a family aspect along with conflict, sympathy, and life decisions into the story line.